Berkeley Foundation awards emergency grants

The Berkeley Foundation, the corporate foundation set up by house builder the Berkeley Group, has awarded more than £200,000 in emergency grants to help youth charities to recover from the impact of Covid-19.

£10,000 grants were awarded to 20 local charity partners that support children and young adults across London, Birmingham and the South of England, in communities where Berkeley works. Recipients include children’s hospices and organisations supporting young people with disabilities, or facing homelessness. These unrestricted donations will support the charities’ running costs as well as frontline services, ensuring that they can continue to support their local communities.

Sally Dickinson, Head of Berkeley Foundation, said: “We know this is a hugely difficult time for the voluntary sector – NCVO has forecast a £4bn hole in charity finances this quarter alone as a result of the crisis. At the same time, charities and communities have risen to the challenge and come together to support those in need. I hope this injection of funds will support our charity partners to continue to deliver their vital services, now and into the future.”

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